Here’s one small-but-telling reflection of the effectiveness of campaigning as a tax-cutting Republican these days in New York:
In the high-tax counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester, voters not only delivered large margins, as expected, to Eliot Spitzer over John Faso, but they also did so for embattled Comptroller Alan Hevesi, in what was Read More
Today’s Siena poll has Alan Hevesi and Chris Callaghan in a statistical dead heat.
Hevesi’s 39 to 35% lead is within the 4% margin of error for the poll, for which 500 likely voters were surveyed. This is a little different from the latest NY1/Newsday poll of 1,502 registered voters, “of Read More
Another sign of the massing of the union ranks behind an effort to ensure Alan Hevesi’s survival on Tuesday…
It’s a piece of literature the AFL-CIO is giving its members, reminding them that comptroller Alan Hevesi has shown “a keen awareness and understanding” of their issues, and “has served the taxpayers of this state, Read More
Tom Suozzi is backing Alan Hevesi for re-election.
John McCain endorsed Chris Callaghan.
Jonathan Miller, who wrote a story in this week’s Observer about the relationships between Senator Bob Menendez and hard-line anti-Castro activists, has more here on a related group of hard-liners recently called before a grand Read More
Pictured here is the guy driving Chris Callaghan’s Tax-Less Express, standing in between two cars that make up part of Hillary Clinton’s motorcade. They were parked outside the Poughkeepsie Journal today where she was having an endorsement meeting and Callaghan’s bus happened to be passing by.
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Alan Hevesi’s campaign is going on the offense, sort of.
They released statements from current city comptroller, Bill Thompson — who seems to have been the chief object of speculation about who might replace Hevesi — and former state comptroller, Carl McCall saying that they intended to vote for him against Christopher Callaghan.
But Read More
At an event yesterday at which Christopher Callaghan was endorsed by Staten Island Republicans, most of the officials focused on Callaghan’s discovery of Alan Hevesi’s chauffeur scandal.
Most of them.
When Rep. Vito Fossella endorsed Chris Callaghan, the congressman, who a few months ago was found to have misused campaign funds on Read More
The New York Times enthusiastically endorses Eliot Spitzer for governor, begrudgingly endorses Andrew Cuomo for attorney general, and backs Dave Mejias and John Hall for congress.
Ben notes Vito Fossella’s re-election race gets more interesting.
In the comptroller’s race, The Poughkeepsie Journal endorses challenger Read More
Tom Reynolds cancels an appearance at a Pennsylvania fundraiser.
Alan Hevesi’s spokesman can’t say why his candidate isn’t debating Chris Callaghan. “If Mr. Hevesi needs a ride, we’d be happy to pick him up so he won’t have to use a state worker to chauffeur him to the debate,” Callaghan said. Read More
And speaking of Hevesi — sorry, but that’s all anyone up here is talking about — here’s an interesting study in the evolution of political rumor to political scandal:
Chris Callaghan just told me that when he first put out the press release accusing Alan Hevesi of chauffering his wife around on the state dime, Read More